[Python-Dev] 2.7 Release? 2.7 == last of the 2.x line?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Nov 5 04:52:28 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 14:54, Zooko O'Whielacronx <zookog at gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks:
> It occurred to me to wonder why I haven't investigated how hard it
> would be to make my Python packages Python-3-compatible.  That's right
> -- I haven't even looked closely.  I couldn't even tell you off the
> top of my head what is in Python 3 that I would have to think about
> except for the new unicode regime.  I think the answer is that the
> payoff is just *so* low to me at this point that it doesn't even
> justify me taking 15 minutes to read "What's New In Python 3" or to
> execute 2to3 on my smallest package and see what it does.

But the payoff is low for you because you want an object-capabilities
system and Python 3 doesn't support that kind of use (nor was Python
designed to support objcap in the first place, so it's already a
strained use in 2.x).


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